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There are festive lights and mistletoe all around us this time of year. You are wrapping presents, baking cookies, singing along to classic songs, curling up by the fire with a good book... and entertaining your children, grandchildren, parents, in-laws, and the multitude of extended family you might have joining you. How do you fill the down time, in between family meals and those holiday traditions you've had for years? Be sure to tune in On 12/23 for The Eric Stewart Show's Christmas Show on WMAL 105.9 FM at 8AM.
Our Market Ready Guide provides strategic advice and useful tips to get top dollar for your house when the time comes to sell.
Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas. Requirements differ from county to county, so it's always safer to check with a Realtor or appraiser before you sell your home!
Washington, DC, is a filled with history. Behind the monuments, behind the congressional appeals, and behind the signed Bills, there’s a wealth of history in the architectural style of every home in and around the city. In this brief overview, we'll educate on classifications of homes in the DC area.
According to CoreLogic, a real estate analytics firm, 14 of the top 100 real estate markets in the U.S. are overvalued, which is more than double the number that were at the end of first quarter 2015. An overvalued housing market has home prices that are 10% or more above the long-term sustainable level.
Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.
Housing data for April 2015, released by RealEstate Business Intelligence, shows a continued trend of modest price increases, higher sales, lower days-on-market, and greater inventory through the first four months of the year.
Candy Watts, a Realtor® with the Eric Stewart Group, is also a certified residential appraiser. Over the past 12 years, she has completed more than 9,000 appraisals throughout the Washington, DC metro area. On a recent segment of Eric’s radio show, Candy provided insight into the appraisal process, including what does and does not add value to a home.
When buying a home, most people think the biggest hurdle is settling on the sales price, which many times becomes a negotiation between the buyer and seller if the buyer does not offer to pay the asking price.